Dravyavati River Project gets clearance from forest and environment departments
The ongoing work on the project to speed up.
Jaipur: The ongoing work on Dravyavati River Project in Jaipur will now get momentum. The biggest hurdle has been cleared as the JDA has got an non-objection certificate (NOC) from forest and environment departments to construct gabion structure on a 5.5 km long stretch.
A gabion wall is a retaining wall made of stacked stone-filled gabions tied together with wire. Gabion walls are usually battered, or stepped back with the slope, rather than stacked vertically. The wall is being constructed to reduce the changes of flooding of the river when there are heavy rains.
The clearance was being sought as it was a permanent structure.
“We have got the clearance. It will speed up work on the project. We now hope to complete it on time,” said a JDA officer.
In a review meeting held in May, Rajasthan chief minister Vasunhdra Raje instructed the officials to ensure that the work on the project be completed by August 15, 2018.
170 MLD treatment plants, walk-way, jogging park, eco park, sitting area, check dam etc will be built as part of the project.
Raje had instructed officials to get rid of all the hurdles which might slow down the progress of the project. She said that they should start working on getting environment clearance for the second phase of the project.
JDA is yet to get two other clearances for construction in the military area and for catchment area near Hasanpura. The agency hopes they would get them in the next few days.
The total length of the project is nearly 47 km, but the work is underway half of the total stretch of the river.